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Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 14 Oct 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    I still have Falcon 4.0 somewhere. Any idea if this works fine in Win7 x64?
     
  3. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    Ah, the Commodore Amiga and F18 Interceptor. That's a blast from the past.
     
  4. binary101

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    Read about Storm of War Battle of Britain in 2006 said it was going to be released at the end of 2006, been waiting for 3 years now and still there is little to no new info about the game don't think another 6 months will do it.
     
  5. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    ...equally, what happened to space-sims?
     
  6. chocolateraisins

    chocolateraisins :D

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    I want to fly my Sopwith Camel again.
     
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    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    This.

    As fun as X3 can get at times, it's not a patch on Freespace 2 for combat.
     
  8. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    This might be of interest to you all! Thanks to Joe for letting me know this morning!
     
  9. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    *does happy dance*

    :D
     
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    After it was reported that some of the 9/11 people repeatedly practiced flying into the twin towers and other targets on PC flight simulators, I guess the desire to make what would be higher and higher detailed more realistic versions sort of dried up.

    Though now with things like ATi's eyefinity wrap- around and DX11 graphics, no doubt a very realistic home flight sim could be created, probably comparable to the real training simulators.
     
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  11. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    I repeatedly practice taking over the world, that doesn't mean C&C gets closed down :D

    Ah...freespace 2.
    I also liked starlancer and freelancer, but hey..nothing much happening is there? (or was the "this" by Paradigm Shifter supposed to be a link?
     
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    paisa666 I WILL END YOU!!!

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    Freespace 1/2, Descent 1/2/3 were incredible space/flight sims, even if they weren't realistic at all.
     
  15. Jetfire

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    Fighter Bomber on the Amiga and ST.

    Took aaaaaaaaaaages to turn the plane. lol
     
  16. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    Why do you need a sim when you can do it for real :D
    Although real is about $140/hr more expensive :(
     
  17. Xir

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    You get to shoot people from the air for 140$/hr? I'm coming!

    "...Death from Above..."
     
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    I still play FSX and the Acceleration expansion pack regularly. It's awesome, especially now it can be run at or close to maximum detail.
     
  19. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    +1 Just give me a Cesna, some pipe bombs and some duct tape.
     
  20. nicae

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    Modern flight sims aren't that fun with their missiles and green HUDs. What's with all the chaff farting anyway?

    A real man takes his opponent with MG fire.
    Or lasers. Gotta love Tie Fighter! :D
     
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